Samsung has extended its bada OS smartphone line-up with the announcement of the Samsung WAVE II.
There are very few changes from the original Wave, with the key one being the larger 3.7-inch Super Clear LCD (a change from the super AM-OLED screen used on the original Wave) screen, plus the latest bada 1.2 operating system to give an ‘enhanced user experience’.
The WAVE II also comes with QuickType by T9 Trace, an alternative to the Swype input system that has featured on other Samsung devices. Instead of pressing individual characters on the on-screen keyboard, you can simply drag your finger over the letters and let the integrated dictionary work out the word automatically.
The phone will be on sale in the UK in December.
|Network||3G/HSDPA 3.6Mbps 900/2100MHz, 2G/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz|
|Display||3.7” WVGA (480×800 pixels) 16M Super Clear LCD Anti-scratch, Anti-smudge, Anti-reflective|
|Camera||5.0 Megapixel AF camera with LED Flash + Image Editor, Face Detection, Smile Shot, Mosaic Shot, Panorama Shot|
|Processor||1GHz (Cortex A8, Humming Bird)|
|Video||HD (1280 x 720 @ 30fps) video playing & recording (5.1ch, mDNIe support) DivX, XviD, MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, Real, MKV, ASF, Video editor|
|Audio||Music Player with SoundAlive EQ, Music Recognition, Music Match, 3.5mm Ear Jack, Stereo FM Radio with RDS, Recording|
|Value-added Features||Open Smartphone Platform ‘bada’|
|Multi-touch zoom, QuickType by t9 Trace|
|Social Hub: Integrated Contacts, Integrated Calendar, Widget, Unified Inbox|
|Dolfin Browser 2.0 (HTML 5.0 partially supported)|
|A-GPS, Social Mapping (Geo-tagging), On/Off Board Navigation (3D Map)|
|SMS, MMS, IM, Email, Video Messaging, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync|
|Accelerator Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass|
|Smart Search, Smart Unlock, Multi-task Manager|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth technology v 3.0, USB 2.0 (Full -Speed), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Memory||2GB + microSD (up to 32GB)|
|Size||123.9 x 59.8 x 11.8 mm, 135g|